CRANSTON – In the 9/10-year-old East Regional tournament semi-final on Friday, the Lincoln Little League All-Stars traded the lead three times with their foes from Mystic, Conn., but ultimately came out on top for a 7-5 win at Michael P. Varrato Field.
Patrick R. Levesque, M.D.
LINCOLN - Patrick R. Levesque, M.D., 85, of Old River Road died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of AndrĂ©e (Julien) Levesque. Dr. and Mrs. Levesque were married for 56 years.
Born in Quimby, Maine, a son of the late Louis and Antoinette (Cyr) Levesque, he lived in Cumberland for 34 years before moving to Lincoln 13 years ago.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ In September 2013, Jose Anibal Santiago pled guilty to charges stemming from his role as the getaway driver in a fatal robbery outside an East Woonsocket bank that triggered a two-year-long battle over the death penalty.
Now he wants to change his mind.
Through his lawyer, Santiago, 37, has filed papers with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston seeking to withdraw his guilty plea. He contends U.S. District Judge William E. Smith in Providence failed to properly inform him of the full implications of his plea before he was sentenced.
Paula Staples Burrell
BLACKSTONE, MA - Paula Staples Burrell, 67, formerly of Blackstone, MA, died on July 24, 2014 at her home in East Lempster, NH. She was the daughter of the late George and Pauline Staples of Blackstone.
Paula is survived by her five children: her two sons Kenneth and Keith Cranshaw, and her three daughters Patricia Prudhomme, Pauline and Penny Cranshaw; as well as, fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Thelma F. Steffancci
RENO, NV - Thelma F. (Bailey) Steffancci, 94, of Round Robin Lane, Reno and formerly of Woonsocket, died July 25, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Charles P. Steffancci. Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late Leon A. and J. Inez (Pratt) Bailey.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ Buoyed by a nine-run uprising in the top of the eighth inning, Cumberland American stormed past Falmouth, Maine, 13-4, in the semifinals of the New England Little League Regional tournament at Breen Field.
CALL now advances to Saturday nightâ€™s championship game and will face either top-seed Fairfield (Conn.) American or No. 4 Barnstable (Mass.) American. Cumberland routed Barnstable in pool play while falling to Fairfield thanks to a walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Saturdayâ€™s New England finale will air live on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m.
Woody Allen directs a scene for his upcoming movie on Main St. in downtown Pawtucket Thursday on morning. Main St. and High St. were closed for a time while several scenes were filmed for the new movie, as yet untitled, before Allen and company moved to 207 Wickenden St. in Providence for filming shot the Coffee Exchange.
See Friday's Pawtucket Times and Woonsocket Call for complete story and more photos.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Over the objections of state prosecutors, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Raymond D. â€śBeaverâ€ť Tempest Jr. may argue that he was wrongfully convicted of murder on the strength of false testimony resulting from the unlawful manipulation of witnesses by Woonsocket police officers.